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Hanoverian Hound

Despite their medium size, these have a powerful expression, reflecting their fierce determination.

About the Hanoverian Hound

Just by looking at them, you know that Hanoverian Hounds have a big appetite for work. These are well-proportioned, powerful dogs. The broad, deep chest is able to accommodate the big lungs needed to take part in long, tiring pursuits.

Hanoverian Hounds have a lightly wrinkled forehead and lively dark eyes, producing an oh-so-typical serious gaze. The coat is predominantly red, ranging from light fawn to dark brindle, even sometimes appearing almost black.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Germany
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
10–14 years

Calm / Loyal / Quiet / Sensitive / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Gentle with children
  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs moderate exercise

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